The Silver award is the second of 3 awards that help build the skills, style and stamina to being a competent swimmer. This award challenges the children to use a good range of skills, whilst building their stamina with a focus on good stroke style.
The Silver award includes both a speed timed and distance swim that challenges all aspects of the swimmers development. See what we cover in our sliver award below.
- To plunge dive into water of at least full reach depth.
- To swim 100 metres in less than three minutes using any stroke. A change of stroke may only occur at the completion of a length of the pool.
- To tread water for two minutes with one hand behind the back.
- To swim 10 metres, followed immediately by two surface-dives into water of full reach depth, one head first and one feet first, bringing an object to the surface on each occasion.
- To scull head first on the back for 10 metres and return by sculling 10 metres feet first. A horizontal position must be maintained throughout.
- To swim 800 metres: 400 metres on the front and 400 metres on the back. A change of stroke may only occur every 50 metres.
- To climb out at the deep end without assistance.
A series of basic challenges that are taught and assesed earning a bronze swimming certificate.
A series of challenges that are taught and assesed earning a silver swimming certificate.
A series of challenges that are taught and assesed earning a gold swimming certificate.